In a significant move aimed at improving public awareness and preparedness for cardiac emergencies, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, officially inaugurated a nationwide CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training program. The initiative, organized by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS), witnessed participation from more than 20 lakh people across the nation. Prof SP Singh Baghel, Union Minister of State for Family Welfare, and Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, were also present at the launch event.
During the event, Union Ministers actively participated in CPR training sessions, emphasizing the ease and paramount importance of such training. Dr. Mandaviya underscored the urgency of administering immediate treatment when someone suffers a cardiac arrest and stressed the significance of awareness and adequate CPR training.
Dr. Mandaviya commended the initiative for educating the public about cardiac arrest response, emphasizing that while maintaining heart health through a balanced diet and exercise is crucial, knowing CPR techniques can be life-saving when faced with a cardiac emergency. He expressed his congratulations for the commendable effort.
The Union Health Minister praised NBEMS for its critical role in increasing public awareness and knowledge, stating that rapid assistance is essential for cardiac arrest victims. He noted that the nationwide campaign would help spread awareness to every corner of the country.
This groundbreaking CPR awareness program is the first of its kind in India, offering comprehensive training to participants, including students, professionals, and paramedical staff through online platforms. Dr. Mandaviya encouraged everyone to undertake the training, emphasizing that cardiac arrests can happen at any time, and enhanced knowledge and training can make a significant difference in saving lives.
Certified doctors were present at the training venues to explain CPR techniques and address participants’ questions. NBEMS also issued certificates of participation to all attendees, further promoting the importance of life-saving skills in the community.